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Author Topic: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build  (Read 29413 times)

Offline Sam_I_Am

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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #120 on: May 19, 2018, 13:54:01 »
Just to make my life a little easier.
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Offline doctorcat

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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #121 on: May 20, 2018, 13:20:04 »
is that piece as a structure for the seat hump? I'm trying to figure out how to give mine some structure right now.

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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #122 on: May 20, 2018, 13:21:14 »
Look under the jack, you'll see what itvwas for
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Offline Sam_I_Am

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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #123 on: May 28, 2018, 20:26:02 »
I used Dupli-Color (GM's polar/arctic white & bahama metallic blue) The blue is a lot lighter than photos can show. The orange pin stripe is tfx (1/16-1/16-1/8)
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #124 on: May 28, 2018, 21:43:26 »
I dig that paint. Was it spray bomb?
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #125 on: May 29, 2018, 08:25:45 »
Nice job. looks great!
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #126 on: May 29, 2018, 09:59:40 »
Damn that looks great, nicely done mate.  The work you did on the tank is shown off beautifully by that paint, looks stellar!
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Offline doctorcat

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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #127 on: May 30, 2018, 19:06:55 »
cool! Much more intricate paint work than I was going to do I dig the heck outta it tho! man that took a lot of skill to make it look that good!

Offline Sam_I_Am

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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #128 on: Jun 07, 2018, 12:30:33 »
Little restoration work on the wheels.
- oven cleaner/wash/scrub/deep rub scratch pad/wash/clear coat
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #129 on: Jun 07, 2018, 12:52:41 »
Little restoration work on the wheels
A deck of playing cards is much quicker and easier to mask off the tire when painting a mounted rim.